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Tuesday November 3, 2020
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INDOOR Knitting and Crocheting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Join us for an indoor knit and crochet get together.  Work on your own project or help us make items for local charities.  If you know how to knit and/or crochet but are stuck on a project or technique, or if you are just looking for someone to craft with, this is the group for you.

Registration is required as space is limited.  This program will be held inside the library.  Masks are required at all times. 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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*LIVE* Mindfulness Meditation for Adults *LIVE*
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.   

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Thursday November 5, 2020
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Food & Cooking Trivia!
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Calling all "foodies"! Come test your knowledge of equipment and techniques, food from across the globe, cooking shows, and more!

This event will be held via Zoom, and we ask that you have your account set up and a team name ready prior to the event. From 6:30 to 7, teams will be sorted and trivia will begin promptly at 7pm. If you need help getting Zoom setup on your device, please call the library. This program is open to teens and adults!

Zoom invites and answer sheets will be sent 30 minutes prior to the event. Registration with a valid email is required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756  adult@bethellibrary.org
There are 39 spaces available.
Monday November 9, 2020
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Family 3D Printing
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This training session will be held through Zoom and focuses on the features of the library's Lulzbot Mini 3D Printer, creating objects, formatting files, and using proper software. You will also learn how to submit digital files of your objects to the library for printing. 

Registration required with a valid email address. This will be a family event for those of all ages to learn together. Zoom links will be sent 15 minutes before the start of the program to the email provided. 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are 30 spaces available.
Tuesday November 10, 2020
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*LIVE* Knitting and Crocheting on ZOOM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Join us for a ZOOM knit and crochet get together.  Work on your own project or help us make items for local charities.  If you know how to knit and/or crochet but are stuck on a project or technique, or if you are just looking for someone to craft with, this is the group for you.

Registration is required to receive the ZOOM link.  ZOOM link will be sent out approximately 15 minutes before start of event.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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*LIVE* Drop-In Fibromyalgia Support Group *LIVE* on ZOOM
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Come and learn about the Guaifenesin Protocol for Fibromyalgia--a safe, theoretical treatment that is gaining worldwide participation.  

The group will focus on education and emotional support for those currently using, or who are curious about beginning, this treatment. Guaifenesin Protocol participation is not required, but will be the primary topic of discussion. 

The facilitator is Kim Adams, a fellow fibromyalgia sufferer who has found great relief using this protocol.

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. The Zoom like will be sent out 30 minutes prior to the program.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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*LIVE* Mindfulness Meditation for Adults *LIVE*
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.   

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Thursday November 12, 2020
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Cortney Davis Reads Her Poetry - I Hear Their Voices Singing
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Please join us for a special poetry program as local poet – and nurse – Cortney Davis reads a selection of poems from her newest book I Hear Their Voices Singing. Judson Scruton will moderate the ZOOM program with commentary and Q&A. 

Cortney Davis, the Poet Laureate of Bethel, is a nurse practitioner and award-winning poet whose work, including poetry, essays, book reviews and narrative non-fiction, has been published in many books, anthologies, and literary and medical journals. She’s been a Visiting Writer and seminar leader at numerous colleges and universities and has given poetry readings and workshops throughout the United States.  She has read her poetry at BPL many times over the years, and her work is especially relevant today.

Judson Scruton, M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry), has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He was an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University.

A poetry reading packet will be sent to each participant. Online registration is required in order to receive the ZOOM invitation link and the readings packet. 

Signed copies of Cortney’s new book also will be available for purchase in advance of the program. Please contact Amy Davenport, Programming/Outreach Librarian, for details at adavenport@bethellibrary.org. Copies are also available at Byrd's Books.

From Cortney's bio: “An early and prolonged separation from my parents and the various childhood experiences it informed gave rise to what poet Stanley Kunitz called “key images.” These recurrent ideas and themes from childhood often surface in creative writing, especially in poems. Perhaps my key images--the fear of separation from loved ones--also played a role in my choice of a caregiving profession.  For me, nursing and poetry eventually merged: poems became a perfect place in which the act of caring could offer a way of keeping, and the mysteries of our world might be revealed in the sensual and vulnerable reality of physical detail.”

 
CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756  adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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STEM @ Home for Children: Bloxels
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us via Zoom for this week's STEM lesson for grades 3-5 using Bloxels kits provided by the library! Bloxels is a hands-on platform for kids to build, collaborate, and tell stories through video game creation. This program requires a device that can capture images such as a tablet. Please call the library with any questions: 203-794-8756.

Bloxels take home kits are available for checkout for those registered for this program. By registering, you agree to our loan agreement and replacement costs, found here: https://www.bethellibrary.org/bpl-tech-kit-loan-agreement/  Zoom links will be sent 15 minutes prior to the program to the email provided.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department  203-794-8756  teen@bethellibrary.org
There are 8 spaces available.
Monday November 16, 2020
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Intro to Google Workspace
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Learn about the features of Google Workspace, formerly known as Google Suite, which is a collection of software and products provided by Google such as Gmail, Sheets, Docs, and Meet. 

This program will be done through Zoom. Registration required with a valid email address. No Google account is required. Zoom links will be sent 15 minutes prior to the start of the program.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756  adult@bethellibrary.org
There are 30 spaces available.
Tuesday November 17, 2020
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INDOOR Knitting and Crocheting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Join us for an indoor knit and crochet get together.  Work on your own project or help us make items for local charities.  If you know how to knit and/or crochet but are stuck on a project or technique, or if you are just looking for someone to craft with, this is the group for you.

Registration is required as space is limited.  This program will be held inside the library.  Masks are required at all times. 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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*LIVE* Mindfulness Meditation for Adults *LIVE*
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.   

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Wednesday November 18, 2020
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Morning Book Club
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark WoodThe Woman in Cabin 10, and The Lying Game comes Ruth Ware’s fourth novel, “her best yet” (Library Journal, starred review).  Full of spellbinding menace and told in Ruth Ware’s signature suspenseful style, this is an unputdownable thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time.  (From the publisher.)

Join us in person (or virtually) to share your thoughts about The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware.  Did you like it? Hate it? Did you finish it? 
 
NOTE:  It's been a while since we offered in live programs, so we are pleased to offer in-person participation in the library for those who enjoy face-to-face coversation (masks required, of course).  And we will also simultaneously offer a ZOOM meeting to allow more participants to join the festivities.
 
Additionally, we are offering a book guide for all registrants which highlights the author's background, offers interviews and book insights, as well as topics and questions to stimulate the conversation.
 
Reserve a copy of this #1 mystery now--read, enjoy, and tell us how you liked it.
 
Register now to secure your preferred choice--in person or on ZOOM.  Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom meeting link.
CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
There are 5 spaces available.
Thursday November 19, 2020
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STEM @ Home for Teens: Strawbees
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us via Zoom for this week's STEM lesson for grades 6-12 using Strawbees provided by the library! Strawbees is a construction set for building things that can stand, move, spin, glide, or even walk across the floor.

Strawbees take home kits are available for checkout for those registered for this program. By registering, you agree to our loan agreement and replacement costs, found here: https://www.bethellibrary.org/bpl-tech-kit-loan-agreement/  Zoom links will be sent 15 minutes prior to the program to the email provided.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department  203-794-8756  teen@bethellibrary.org
There are 8 spaces available.
Tuesday November 24, 2020
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*LIVE* Knitting and Crocheting on ZOOM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Join us for a ZOOM knit and crochet get together.  Work on your own project or help us make items for local charities.  If you know how to knit and/or crochet but are stuck on a project or technique, or if you are just looking for someone to craft with, this is the group for you.

Registration is required to receive the ZOOM link.  ZOOM link will be sent out approximately 15 minutes before start of event.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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*LIVE* Mindfulness Meditation for Adults *LIVE*
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.   

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Wednesday November 25, 2020
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The Library Will Close at 1:00 Today

Sorry We're Closed

The Library will close early today in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Thursday November 26, 2020
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Library Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving

Sorry We're Closed

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Tuesday December 1, 2020
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INDOOR Knitting and Crocheting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Join us for an indoor knit and crochet get together.  Work on your own project or help us make items for local charities.  If you know how to knit and/or crochet but are stuck on a project or technique, or if you are just looking for someone to craft with, this is the group for you.

Registration is required as space is limited.  This program will be held inside the library.  Masks are required at all times. 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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*LIVE* Mindfulness Meditation for Adults *LIVE*
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.   

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Monday December 7, 2020
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Monday Night Classics Book Club
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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This month's selection is Henderson the Rain King by Saul Bellow.

Books are available for check-out with a valid Library card approximately one month before meeting.

Please register to indicate whether you would prefer an in-person discussion or a virtual discussion using Zoom.  

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom meeting link.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
There are 6 spaces available.
Tuesday December 8, 2020
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*LIVE* Knitting and Crocheting on ZOOM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Join us for a ZOOM knit and crochet get together.  Work on your own project or help us make items for local charities.  If you know how to knit and/or crochet but are stuck on a project or technique, or if you are just looking for someone to craft with, this is the group for you.

Registration is required to receive the ZOOM link.  ZOOM link will be sent out approximately 15 minutes before start of event.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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*LIVE* Drop-In Fibromyalgia Support Group *LIVE* on ZOOM
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Come and learn about the Guaifenesin Protocol for Fibromyalgia--a safe, theoretical treatment that is gaining worldwide participation.  

The group will focus on education and emotional support for those currently using, or who are curious about beginning, this treatment. Guaifenesin Protocol participation is not required, but will be the primary topic of discussion. 

The facilitator is Kim Adams, a fellow fibromyalgia sufferer who has found great relief using this protocol.

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. The Zoom like will be sent out 30 minutes prior to the program.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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*LIVE* Mindfulness Meditation for Adults *LIVE*
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.   

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Tuesday December 15, 2020
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INDOOR Knitting and Crocheting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Join us for an indoor knit and crochet get together.  Work on your own project or help us make items for local charities.  If you know how to knit and/or crochet but are stuck on a project or technique, or if you are just looking for someone to craft with, this is the group for you.

Registration is required as space is limited.  This program will be held inside the library.  Masks are required at all times. 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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*LIVE* Mindfulness Meditation for Adults *LIVE*
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.   

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Thursday December 24, 2020
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The Library Will Close at 1:00 Today

Sorry We're Closed

The Library will close early today in observance of Christmas Eve.

Friday December 25, 2020
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Library Closed in Observance of Christmas

Sorry We're Closed

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Thursday December 31, 2020
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The Library Will Close at 1:00 Today

Sorry We're Closed

The Library will close early today in observance of New Year's Eve.


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